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No scan with Microtek Artixscan 120 tf

Good morning, I have a problem with my Microtek, used with the firewire connection. I obtain a normal prescan with the original Microtek software and with Silverfast AI, but the result of the scan is a black (black not dark) image ! The scanner is again in warranty, but before to dispatch it in Germany, I want to be sure that it's defective ! I've tried with two different PC (desktop and lap-top computer, Windows 2000 and Windows XP) but the results are the same. All the software are upgraded to the last version ! Please I need your help. Thank you. Regards.

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  • Gianluca Faletti Sep 02, 2007

    Good morning and thank you for your kindness. I've uninstalled all the scanner softwares, cleaned and defragmented the system, and installed only the original Microtek software. I've obtain the same bad results with the 35 mm holder, but with the medium format holder it's all ok I obtain good prescan and scan results. I would like to try with Silverfast AI, but I'm not sure that install it it's a good idea (in the past when I've used it the results are good immediately after the installation but with the time there is "something" that became "dirt" and begin the problems).
    I to go crazy to understand why the results are like this, I don't know if the problem is the scanner when work with the 35 mm holder or only the 35 film holder. I've ordered the glass film holder to have better results (plain film) with the medium format film, I'm waiting it to make tests. I need again your help and remarks.
    Thank you in advance.




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When you say -'normal' prescan you do mean you get an image? If this is so I would remove all software. Do a disc clean Reboot the computer Re install the original supplied software-ignore for the time being any down loaded upgrade, Come back tell me what you have

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2007

    I dont know the particular scanner of course and the Microtek site may be able to help here
    If the results are poor with a film holder- is it possible that it is in the incorrect position on the bed, or you are not slectcting an appropriate setting.
    Is Silverfast part of the Microtek package or a third party item?



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